Australian Customs Service Selects IP Video Surveillance Solution from March
Networks and Sun Microsystems

OTTAWA, Oct. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - March Networks(R) (TSX:MN), a leading provider of intelligent IP video and business analysis applications, announced today that the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service has selected the Company's VideoSphere(TM) solution to enhance its security operations in multiple airports across the country. The integrated systems include March Networks' Video Management System (VMS) software and Edge encoders, as well as host and storage servers from Sun Microsystems.

Customs and Border Protection Service currently serves more than 20 million passengers annually at eight international airports throughout Australia, working closely with other government and international agencies to detect and deter the unlawful movement of goods and people. VideoSphere was selected based on the system's high reliability, advanced video management, and ability to support existing CCTV cameras.

"Our VideoSphere VMS-based systems deliver the centralized video management and live monitoring capabilities required to protect high-traffic ports of entry. Our open architecture allows the agency to easily deploy their systems over best-in-class Sun Fire servers, and benefit from the integration work undertaken through our recent partnership with Sun Microsystems," said Peter Strom, President and CEO, March Networks.

March Networks and Sun Microsystems entered into a global partnership in 2008 to help organizations deploy advanced surveillance applications and intelligently manage the convergence of IP video technologies and IT infrastructure. March Networks VMS Application Server Bundles combine Sun's industry-leading server platforms with pre-installed VideoSphere VMS software and IP camera connection licenses. The offering enables customers to choose the best product bundle for their installation and benefit from the convenience of a turnkey solution that is already configured, tested and certified for optimum performance.

"Leading government and transportation agencies around the world are seeking to take advantage of next-generation surveillance technologies optimized to run over IP networks," added Darrell Jordan-Smith, Vice President of Industry Vertical Markets, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "Our collaboration with March Networks combines industry-leading software and hardware products with common management software and a flexible architecture that can scale to support the most demanding security requirements."

About March Networks

March Networks(R) (TSX:MN) is a leading provider of intelligent IP video and business analysis applications that enable organizations to reduce losses, mitigate risks and improve security and operational efficiency. The Company's advanced software suite includes enterprise-class video management, powerful analytics and comprehensive managed and professional services. Our software and systems are used by leading financial institutions, retailers, transportation authorities and other organizations in more than 50 countries. For more information, please visit www.marchnetworks.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains certain forward-looking information, including expectations of future business. This information is based on the company's current expectations and assumptions that are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and that may be beyond March Networks' control. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements due to factors such as customer demand and timing of purchasing decisions, increased levels of competition, technological changes and the successful development of new products, dependence on third-party manufacturers, risks relating to intellectual property infringement claims, and other risks and factors identified in March Networks' public filings with regulatory authorities in Canada. March Networks assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements as a result of new information or future events.

* MARCH NETWORKS, VideoSphere and the MARCH NETWORKS logo are trademarks of March Networks Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Solaris, Sun Fire, Solaris and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE March Networks Corporation

For further information: For further information: Peter Wilenius, March Networks Corporation, (613) 591-8181, pwilenius@marchnetworks.com

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